Military Affiliated & Veteran Scholarships

Veteran Scholarships at K-State

Flint Hills Student Veteran Scholarship

Qualifications for Application

  • The recipient must be a military veteran, honorably discharged from service. (Students who are currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Kansas State University during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Student Veteran Scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Fall 2021 Deadline: March 30 (Closed)

Wounded Warrior Scholarship

Qualifications for Application

  • Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Wounded Warrior Scholarship at KSU recipients are not eligible.
  • The recipient must be a undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Kansas State University.
  • Global campus student(s) enrolled in three credit hours may also be considered.
  • The recipient must be an honorably discharged veteran with a Department of Defense or Veteran Affairs disability rating associated with a combat or hostile-related injury sustained since September 11, 2001 with financial need.

Deadline: Will post when open

LTG Richard J. Seitz Veteran Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will receive an award of $2,000. There will be disbursement of $1,000 for both Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year that this scholarship is awarded.

Qualifications for Application:

  • Must be a military veteran and honorably discharged.
  • Must be full-time undergrad or graduate student enrolled in degree-seeking program at K-State.
  • Recipient must demonstrate that they are likely to make a contribution in diplomacy, health, education, or leadership. Recipient must have an overall vision for improving the common good.

How to apply:

  • Follow the link for the scholarship form and fill out form completely. (Directions are provided on the form).
  • Submit a one-page, typed summary outlining:
    1. Your academic and career goals, and your plans toward achieving them.
    2. Your current or anticipated contribution to the aforementioned.
    3. Information regarding prior service.
  • Submit application packet on time!

Apply through K-State Scholarship Network

Need-Based Scholarships at K-State

Education Opportunity Fund (EOF) Scholarship

Qualifications for Application:

  • The recipient must write a one-page essay indicating background, financial need, and how this scholarship will benefit recipient with their educational/life goals.
  • The recipient must be a full/part-time student, currently enrolled at K-State.
  • The recipient must demonstrate financial need via W-2 tax form.
  • The recipient must be an undergraduate student.
  • Must be a first time recipient of the scholarship. Previous winners are ineligible.
  • All application packets will be sent to Justin Frederick 201 Holton Hall or emailed to

Fall Deadline July 7: Application here

National Scholarships

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship is awarded through the Veterans United Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of financial contributions from the employees of Veterans United Home Loans. Our employees strongly believe in supporting our communities, our military and their families. We will be awarding up to 5 one-time scholarships for up to $50,000 each for this upcoming semester to eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased servicemember or Veteran. Full details and an application can be found here:

Updated Sep 2017

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

Whether you were in Operation Iraqi Freedom Operations or Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan, this scholarship is designed for college sophomores and juniors actively seeking an undergraduate degree. Scholarship fees can be used for tuition, books, and other mandatory fees.

  • Who’s Eligible: S. citizens who have been honorably discharged and who are currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in an eligible degree program
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: November 15

AFCEA Educational Foundation ROTC Scholarship

The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers nine ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program - see below). Applicants must be enrolled full-time in degree major that is related to the mission of the AFCEA Educational Foundation.

  • Who’s Eligible: Second or third year students enrolled in post-secondary education who are in ROTC.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: February 19

AMVETS National Scholarship - Opens January

The AMVETS National Scholarship is designed for veterans seeking full-time enrollment to attain their undergraduate, graduate, or certification/degree from an accredited technical or trade school. Those who qualify for the scholarship will receive $1,000 per year for 4 years.
  • Who’s Eligible: Veterans who have exhausted other government education benefits are eligible for this scholarship
  • Award Amount: $1,000, annually
  • Deadline: Varies

Dr. Aurelio C. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship - Opens January

Another AMVETS scholarship, this grant honors Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo, an immigrant who dedicated his expertise and service to the U.S. Army Reserves. There are two scholarships awarded each year for veterans of the National Guard and Army Reserves looking to acquire new skills to remain competitive in the job market.

  • Who’s Eligible: Current active duty personnel or veterans of the Armed Forces who are enrolled part-time or full-time in a U.S. college or vocational training program.
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: Varies

Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholarship - Opens February 1 - Closes March 1

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has invested over $4.6 million in scholarships for 290 scholars nationwide.

The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant, positive impact on our country and our local communities.
The scholars chosen reflect Pat’s values, strength of character and commitment to service. They demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential and a deep desire to impact change through their studies in the fields of medicine, law, business, government, education and the arts.

On what basis are Tillman Military Scholars selected?

  • Educational and career ambitions
  • Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Demonstration of service to others in the community
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
  • Leadership potential
  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses

Who can apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar

Veteran and active-duty military service members

  • Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service
  • From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve

Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members

  • Including surviving spouses

Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student:

  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)
  • Graduate or post-graduate degree
  • At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution

The application to join the ranks of Tillman Military Scholars will open in February 2018. Please visit the site for the application.
Members of each class of Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and ambitions. They exemplify strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact on our communities and country.

Scholarships for Military Children

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

  • Who's Eligible: To qualify for consideration, applicants must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 — or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university — of a service member on active duty, a Reserve or Guard member, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree. High school applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). College applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript. Award is for the 1st Bachelors degree only.
  • Award Amount: $2000 per commissary location
  • Deadline: apply December 15 - February 15

Applicants should ensure they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database and have a military ID card. The applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2018 or be enrolled in studies designed to transfer to a four-year program.

A pplications must be hand-delivered or shipped via the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods to the commissary where the applicant's family normally shops. Applications cannot be emailed or faxed.

Fort Riley Commissary 2310 Trooper Drive, Fort Riley, KS 66442-0520. 785-239-2921

Air Force Scholarships

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

With the Air Force ROTC Scholarship you can have most of your tuition and lab fees covered, an annual textbook allowance, and up to $500 to spend as a monthly stipend. Both full and partial scholarships are available (not to mention a variety of them), so it’s best to research which is most suitable for your financial needs.

  • Who’s Eligible: Eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship, but Air Force ROTC participants typical enroll in the program at the time of enlistment into the Air Force.
  • Award Amount: Up to $500, annually
  • Deadline: December 1

Air Force Association Scholarships

The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association which provides many scholarships for Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve USAF personnel as well as spouses and dependents.

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

The Air Force offers scholarships for health care professionals to include: one- and two-year scholarships for Allied Health specialties (pharmacists, optometrists, clinical psychologists and public health officers), two- and three-year scholarships for nurse corps specialties and three- and four-year scholarships for medical corps and dental corps.

These scholarships cover all tuition and required fees, including textbooks, small equipment items and supplies needed for study. You will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. While on scholarship, you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate, you will serve one year of active duty for each year of scholarship, serving a minimum of three years.

  • Who’s Eligible: U.S. citizens who have been accepted into graduate-level health professions training programs are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Award Amount: $28,000, annually
  • Deadline: Varies

Army Scholarships

Army ROTC Scholarships

If you’re a high school student, college student, or graduate, there are several Army ROTC scholarships available. Each scholarship is awarded based on merit and grades rather than financial need, like many other military scholarships are.

  • Who’s Eligible: High school ROTC, College-level ROTC students or enlisted soldiers are eligible.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

Known as the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, this scholarship allows qualified students the ability to receive full tuition for an accredited medical, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology, optometry, or dental program of their choosing. Additionally, recipients will receive a monthly stipend of more than $2,000, giving them the support they need through school.

  • Who’s Eligible: U.S. residents who have an accredited bachelor’s degree who have been accepted to or enrolled in an accredited graduate program. These individuals must maintain full-time student status and qualify as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
  • Award Amount: Full tuition, plus a monthly living stipend of more than $2,000
  • Deadline: Varies

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Whether you’re a woman solider (past or present) or the descendant of one, the Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program awards $1,000 and $2,500 scholarships to qualified applicants seeking education at a Community College/Certificate Program ($1,000) or a College/University/Graduate Program ($2,500). There are multiple recipients each year.

  • Who’s Eligible: Eligibility requirements vary depending on the specific scholarship; must be a female who has served or is serving in the U.S. Army or a daughter of a current or former service member.
  • Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,500
  • Deadline: January 15

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

If you served in the Army and have always wanted to pursue a career in nursing, the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship is the perfect way to do so. This scholarship is available to students who have served in the army themselves or have parent(s), a spouse, or child(ren)that is/are serving or has/have served.

  • Who’s Eligible: Students in baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia programs who are serving or have served in any branch of the U.S. military at any rank who are not receiving funding by a branch of the military.
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline:

Marine Scholarships (K-State does not have NROTC with Marine Corps Option)

Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship

The Marine Corps ROTC National Scholarships give you the ability to attend a listed college or university and enjoy coverage of tuition all mandatory fees, a stipend for textbooks, coverage for uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance that varies depending on your academic year. Awards differ in length from two and three-year to four-year scholarships.

  • Who’s Eligible: Individuals who are physically qualified by Marine Corps standards, with no criminal record, a qualifying score on college entrance exams (SAT, AFGT or ACT)
  • Award Amount: Full tuition, mandatory fees, a stipend of $750 per academic year for books, uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance

Naval - Marine Corps Relief Society Education Assistance

If you are a child or spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine, the child of a deceased Sailor or Marine, or a MECEP or MECP student, you qualify for education assistance. Loans range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year and can be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

  • Who’s Eligible: Children and spouses of active duty or retired Sailors and Marines, children of deceased Sailors or Marines, and MECEP or MECP students (or selectees).
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Deadline:

Marines' Memorial Association Scholarship Program

The Marines' Memorial Association provides many scholarships to

  • Who’s Eligible: Marines who have transitioned from active duty to reserve or civilian status in the past three years are eligible to apply for financial assistance for undergraduate study.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: April 28

Navy Scholarships (K-State does not have NROTC)

Naval - Marine Corps Relief Society Education Assistance

If you are a child or spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine, the child of a deceased Sailor or Marine, or a MECEP or MECP student, you qualify for education assistance. Loans range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year and can be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

  • Who’s Eligible: Children and spouses of active duty or retired Sailors and Marines, children of deceased Sailors or Marines, and MECEP or MECP students (or selectees).
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 1


Like ROTC scholarships for other members of the armed forces, the Navy ROTC scholarships are available in four-, three-, and two-year periods. With full tuition at listed colleges and universities included, this scholarship is a valuable opportunity to further education as a full-time student.

  • Who’s Eligible: Individuals who are physically qualified by Marine Corps standards, with no criminal record, a qualifying score on college entrance exams (SAT, AFGT or ACT).
  • Award Amount: Full tuition, mandatory fee coverage, an academic yearly stipend of $750 for textbooks, uniform allowance, and a subsistence allowance per month (will vary depending on academic year)

College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Scholarship Program

If you demonstrate an exceptional level of academic and leadership excellence, are looking to pursue education in a full-time Bachelor’s Degree program, and are willing to be enlisted into the United States Coast Guard should consider this scholarship. With full coverage of all expenses, this scholarship is a simple way to pursue higher education while completing a minimum of 16 hours per month in Coast Guard Activities, among other requirements.

  • Who’s Eligible: Undergraduate students between 19 and 28 who are sophomores or juniors in a specific college or university with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Award Amount: Full Coverage of Tuition, Fees, Books and Living Expenses
  • Deadline: October 3 & January 9

Navy Seal Foundation Scholarships

Another scholarship awarded on merit and academic potential (based on considerations such as grade point average, SAT scores, class rankings, extracurriculars, etc.), the Navy Seal Foundation Scholarship is an excellent opportunity to pursue higher education. Scholarship amounts vary and are available to both part-time and full-time students.

  • Who’s Eligible: Active duty SEALs, SWCC, and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel as well as dependent children and spouses of these individuals
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Deadline:

Military Spouse and Dependents Scholarships

Scholarships are available to military children through our partners at Fisher House Foundation, No Greater Sacrifice, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

Army Emergency Relief Spouse and Dependent Scholarships -

Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs – the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

National Military Family Association Spouse Scholarship -

In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a military spouse
  • Have completed, at a minimum, a Master's Degree in one of the following degrees (You will be required to show degree completion):
    1. Counseling
    2. Psychology
    3. Social Work
    4. Psychiatry
  • Must be ready to start or have already started your clinical supervision hours.

If you meet the above criteria, please contact to apply.

Hope for the Warriors

Hope for the Warriors provides a full cycle of care restore self, family, and hope to combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

Deadline: October 31

National Military Family Association -

The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security.

Additional Resources

Military Transition: Financial Assistance

Information on the GI Bill® benefits as well as a list of various financial aid resources available to service members and veterans.


Allima Foundation Research and Education in HIM

American Legion Scholarships

American Military Retirees Association

Army Scholarship Foundation

Council of College and Military Educators

Folds of Honor Foundation

SVA Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association

Military Officers Association of America

Military Scholar

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veterans United Foundation

Veterans of Foreign Wars

AMVET National Scholarship Program

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program

Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Scholarships

Army Women’s Foundation

Women Marines Association Scholarships

NBCCF Military Scholarship